St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day has so many meanings and fun things to celebrate.  Maybe it’s the luck of the Irish, an excuse to drink Guinness or Irish Whisky (not that we need an excuse), listen to bagpipes (because there aren’t many occasions for that) or an opportunity to wear a fabulous green dress.  I think St. Patrick’s Day is another opportunity to have fun!  Last July we were in Dublin (where Mr. Guinness lived and did much more for their culture than just make a beer) and it was amazing.  A fun fact is that Mr. Guinness and his wife had 21 children.  This would explain why he started a brewery.  I love kids but 21? The people were genuinely nice, beautiful people who cared.  So for me, this St. Patrick’s day is about people experiencing luck while wearing green and drinking Guinness. Some people think it’s hard to find something great to wear on St. Patrick’s Day so here are my top picks on how to wear green while looking stylish.

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Tahari A-Line dress,  $128.00

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DVF Riviera Jersey and Chiffon Wrap Dress , $478.00

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Michael Michael Kors Sumatra Print Wide Leg Jumpsuit, $160.00

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Best Tote Bags


As women, we are always looking for the best tote bags.  One that will go with most everything you wear, have the pockets you need, the perfect length of strap and be multi functional.  As a business owner and mom I truly know the importance of having the best tote bag.  I need a bag that can hold my iPad, a bottle of water, makeup, etc. and then transition in my mommy bag to carry snacks, coloring book with crayons, and possibly extra clothes.  AND, functionality is only the beginning.  I also need it to look stylish! Here are a few of my favorites you can order online and a few we carry a the Style Studio.  To stay organized, my trick is to carry bags in bags.  Meaning, I have a makeup bag that I carry lipgloss, a pen, mints, Advil, a bandaid and more in.  I also have a bag with crayons so that we are never out without old fashioned entertainment.  (We all know that the iPhone or iPad is better entertainment but I like to keep it real as much as possible).
handbags

totes

Tory Burch Marion Quilted $635 toryburch.com
Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Medium Tote, $255, nordstrom.com
Vince, Cut-Out Medium Hobo $895.00, vince.com

Black and White large tote, $120, The Style Studio
Silver large tote, $120, The Style Studio

 

 

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Tummy Trouble: Slim Down Your Stomach

We all have parts of our bodies that we are self-conscious of and for many women it’s tummy trouble.  Whether you had way too many beans last night and your tummy is bloated like a balloon or maybe you have an extra roll or two chilling on your midsection, it’s safe to say that you probably don’t want anyone to be staring at it.  (Let’s keep our tummy trouble to ourselves.)  If you’re wanting to disguise that tummy as a prize, then check out our tips below to help you slim down that midsection.  No dieting or exercise required!

High waisted Spanx.  These are my favorites because they smooth out any bumps you may not want to share with the world and go perfectly under most everything.

Pants that hit at your natural waistline.  This is flattering because if you wear a lower rise pant or jean this will only accentuate your tummy trouble.

Ruched tops.  Oh how I love rushed anything.  This is an instant saver for your tummy making you look thinner and stylish.

Patterns done right.  I love this look because it deflects from your tummy or any other body issues you may want to defect.

Jackets that fasten at the waist.  Whether you button it, tie it or cinch it, bringing in your waist with a jacket will always help you look thinner.

shape wear

Trust Your Thinstincts® High-Waisted Mid-Thigh $72.00 – $76.00
Donna Karen Side Zip Slim Pants, $895, neimanmarcus.com
Michael Michael Kors wrap side zip ruched top, $125., farfetch.com
DVF Chain-LInk Jersey Wrap Dress, $398, nordstrom.com
Weened Max Mara ‘Tigre’ Jacket $445

 

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Favorite Colorful Fashion Finds for Men

For most men, colorful clothing and accessories can be quite intimidating.  And for some, it can be thought of as even feminine?  We are here to set the record straight. Men, you can and SHOULD rock colors!  We are not talking about sporting all the colors of the rainbow, just a simple splash of color mixed with a neutral.  Check out some of our top colorful picks below.

Bonobos Washed Chinos

Besides a good pair of jeans, it can be difficult to find pants that you can dress up or down.  Select from boot cut or slim fit and over 15 color choices. These relaxed 100% cotton chinos fit amazing on just about any man.  Throw a pair on with a button down and you are set for a date.  Or put them with a v-neck tee and you’ll be casual cool for walking around on the weekends or meeting up with your buddies for drinks.

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Bonobos Washed Chinos, $88, bonobos.com
 

Hugo Boss ‘Drennot’ Driving Loafers

These bright blue loafers are not just for the fashion-forward man.  However, they will surely catch anyone’s eye (in a good way).  Pair them with neutral colored shorts or chinos like tan, light gray, or white.  Just that little splash of color on your feet will reflect confidence and will make your outfit go from plain Peter to stylish Steve.

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Hugo Boss Drennot Driving Loafer, $168.99, hugoboss.com 
 

 Tissot T-Race Black Quartz Chronograph Watch

Wrap this engine red rubber timepiece around your wrist this summer.  With a large black face and bike racing elements implemented into the design, the T-Race reflects pure manliness.  Hitting the pool or lake?  Not to worry.  With a 10 ATM, you can wear this watch swimming, diving, and snorkeling.

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Tissot T-Race Black Quartz Chronograph Watch, $650, bloomingdales.com
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Favorite Sandals for Women: Heels, Flats, and Flip Flops

If your summer shoe collection needs a little sprucing up, then we have the perfect sandals for you.  Comfortable and stylish, tested and Style Studio approved, these pairs will have your feet yelling “Hallelujah!”

Heels: Via Spiga ‘Ima’

Designer brand shoes and the word “comfort” usually do not appear in the same sentence.  Well today is the day.  We are in love with these strappy Via Spiga ‘Ima’ sandals because not only are they beautiful, but they are comfortable!  Standing at 3 inches tall the luxe leather heels are perfect to wear for a night out, to the office, or even running around town.  Our job can get quite hectic, having us on our feet for numerous hours at a time, and Keri has made it through an entire day wearing the Imas without any aches and pains.  Get yours in black, nude, taupe, copper, platinum, or silver.

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Via Spiga ‘Ima’ Sandal, $185, Nordstrom.com
 

Flats: DV by Dolce Vita ‘Agnyss’ 

Preppy and yet slightly edgy, these flat thong sandals can be worn with just about anything – a pair of casual shorts to a maxi dress.  Comes in dark silver or gold (however, we are favoring the silver). And for only $47.99, you can’t go wrong.

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DV by Dolce Vita ‘Agnyss’ sandals, $47.99, Zappos.com
 

Flip Flops: Olukai Kumu

If you ever dreamed about walking on clouds, then these flip flops are for you.  Not only does the EVA midsole make it super comfy to walk on, but the outboard strap helps support a larger and wider arch.  Take your pick from 4 different colors and walk on cloud nine at the beach or a stroll in the park with these classic cool sandals.

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Olukai ‘Kumu’ Sandal, $80, olukai.com
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Our Favorite Down Winter Coats

It’s time to layer up and throw on those cozy coats because winter has arrived!  If you live in Colorado, you know how cold our winters can get, so it’s important to make sure you have a thick insulated coat at hand. However, there’s no need to look like the “Stay Puft Marshmallow Man” to shield yourself from the cold.  (The pufferier the coat does not mean the warmer the coat). You can still keep your figure and stay warm! That’s why we love these feather filled coats from Canada Goose and Moncler.  They cinch at the waist and are less bulky than normal down coats, making for a more form fitting silhouette.

Down CoatsWomen (left): Canada Goose, Bloomingdales.com, $695
Men (right): Moncler, Farfetch.com, $790.46
 
Ami Shorts

Favorite Fashion Find for Men: Ami Linen Bermuda Shorts

We are in love with these Ami Linen Bermuda shorts.  This little number is not only easy to care for, but it goes with just about anything (well, maybe not a tuxedo jacket, but you get the picture). These casual cool shorts have more of a wrinkly look, so they’re perfect for those of you who are not too keen on ironing and/or travel often. Dress them up with a button down and leather loafers or wear them causally with a v-neck tee and sandals.

Ami Shorts Ami, $112, Matchesfashion.com
 
 
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Favorite Fashion Find for Women Under $50: MOD.lusive Cardigan

We are in love with the MOD.lusive ruched sleeve long cardigan.  If you need a little something casual to throw on for running around town or even for a nice dinner, this cardigan fits both bills.  The ruched fitted sleeves and draping lend to a more casual look while the buttery jersey silk fabric makes it appear a bit fancier.  And not to mention, they are under $50!  We want one in every color!

MOD.lusiveMOD.lusive, $42, Nordstrom.com